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Eiben May 20th, 2003 07:07 PM

Bus or Limo Vancouver back to Seattle???
 
I heard that it is as cheap to catch a limo from port in Vancouver to return to Seattle and airport. Has anyone ever done this??Cost?? Or is it better to stay with the cruise line bus? Going NCL end of Sept. Seattle to Vancouver.

Chuck Palm May 20th, 2003 08:30 PM

Re: Bus or Limo Vancouver back to Seattle???
 
I have rented a car from Avis. It's cheaper and faster. Avis has a booth at Canada Place and you can drop off at Seatac. It is very convenient. Shuttles to and from terminals at both ends.

Jim Bragg May 20th, 2003 09:16 PM

Re: Bus or Limo Vancouver back to Seattle???
 
The best thing my wife and I did was to take the Amtrak TRAIN from Vancouver to Seattle. It was very cheap, even first class, and very beautiful. More like a great excursion than anything else and we would do it again in a minute!
Jim


Chuck Palm May 21st, 2003 07:48 PM

Re: Re: Bus or Limo Vancouver back to Seattle???
 
I agree that the train is okay. Times are weird because often the train is really a bus. There is only one train daily, other runs are covered by Amtrak buses, which are not that great and often poor. They make you take all of your luggage off the bus at the border for customs inspection. Ugh!

MisterG April 7th, 2013 10:37 AM

If renting a car is an option for you, I would definitely allow that. Most of the major rental agencies allow you to rent in Vancouver and drop off in Seattle without too much of an extra fee.

Driving across the border in a car is way easier than taking the bus and having to offload all of your luggage when you get to the border.

flowers May 4th, 2013 01:03 PM

I am doing this in Sept. Because its only me, it would not be cheaper to rent a car. I hear the train has fantansic views, the bus does not have.

My choices are 2 trains @ $29 each .. or 3 busses @ $45 each. Unfortunately, if I fly in the morning before my cruise, the first train will have already left and the last one gets in very late, so I'm taking the bus. They say its a very easy way to cross the border.

Im doing the Vancouver to Calif via Hawaii cruise Sept 17th. I have a hotel in Vancouver already booked, but have not decided which bus to take or how much time to allow after the plane arrives to get to the train stop to catch the bus.

flowers May 4th, 2013 01:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chuck Palm (Post 319414)
I agree that the train is okay. Times are weird because often the train is really a bus. There is only one train daily, other runs are covered by Amtrak buses, which are not that great and often poor. They make you take all of your luggage off the bus at the border for customs inspection. Ugh!

I've read this on message boards a bunch of times, so I was surprised that on Sept 16th, I have 5 choices, 2 of which are trains.

Someone said maybe its because of some Olympics .. dont know which one, but I heard that may be why I have so many choices the day I fly in.

I will only have one suitcase which I can easily handle, plus a purse and a purse that holds my tablet (yes two purses lol). I have heard taking the train is especially seamless to cross the border.

Ill let you'all know after I do it in Sept.


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